The 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch

Profiles and photo galleries featuring The 30, a group of emerging photographers nominated by an international list of photography experts.

Established in 1999, The 30 is recognized throughout the professional photography industry as a “go-to outlet to discover up-and-coming photographers” (TIME, 2015), and as a platform that helps emerging photographers grow their careers. Each year, The 30 are selected through a nomination and jurying process that includes the input of established photographers, photography editors, art directors, curators and other photography industry leaders. The 30 was created by the editorial staff of Photo District News magazine.
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Deutsche Börse prize - False signals and white regimes: an award in need of decolonisation

On Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize’s reproduction of structural inequality, Mohamed Bourouissa’s ambivalent ‘victory’ and the implications for curatorial responsibility

What this amounts to is curatorial malpractice on the one hand, and capitalist oppression on the other – a form of reproducing and perpetuating racial inequality, both in material and ideological terms. A quick, top-level calculation of the monies awarded to just the winners alone (these figures exclude the smaller sums given to runners up) shows that a total of £485,000 has been awarded to white artists (82%), in comparison to £105,000 awarded to artists of colour (18%)  – a wildly unequal distribution. Not only this, but it subsequently impacts on the discrepancies in levels of press coverage received, as well as interest from galleries, museums and collectors with implications for their markets and price points of artworks. Clearly no honest observer can say that such devaluation, in every sense of the word, isn’t a problem. And it’s a white problem that needs to be urgently addressed going forward.
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Carmignac Photojournalism Award: 10 years of reportage

Situated on an island off the coast of southern France, surrounded by glistening blue waters and nestled within pine-tree forests, is the Villa Carmignac — a gallery and sculpture garden belonging to French entrepreneur Édouard Carmignac and the foundatio

From human trafficking and warzones to the diminishing Arctic and Amazon, the award’s retrospective exhibition presents some of the most extensive coverage from the past decade, presented in an island gallery in the south of France
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Next Up: The 2020 Lenscratch Top 25 to Watch

The Lenscratch Top 25 to Watch Every year when the student prize submissions come around, our jurors are consistently blown away by the work that comes in. We've been having many conversations here at Lenscratch about our place in the photo community, and

Selected by our jurors from the record setting number of submissions this year, we believe these 25 artists truly encapsulate the future of image making. We asked each of the artists included to select an image that best represented their portfolio, and write a brief statement about their work. You can find more of their work by clicking their name

The 2020 Audubon Photography Awards: Two PhotoShelter Members Shortlisted - PhotoShelter Blog

Photographers Douglas DiFalco and Scott Suriano share the stories behind the photos shortlisted for the 2020 Audubon Photography Awards.

Last week, the winners of the 11th annual Audubon Photography Awards competition were announced. The winning images are astonishingly impressive but the Top 100 images shortlisted also deserve their own recognition and celebration.

Perspective | Nearly 1,300 people applied for this year’s Women Photograph grants. Here are the winners.

Women Photograph was launched in 2017 in an effort to elevate the voices of female and non-binary visual journalists in an industry that, from its inception, has been male-dominated.

This year’s Women Photograph project grants have been announced. Five photographers have been awarded the $5,000 Women Photograph + Nikon Grants, and one is taking home the $10,000 Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship. Judges sifted through nearly 1,300 applicants from female and non-binary photographers around the world.